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Published 1 October 1995 in Volume 17 No. 2. Subjects: Australian literary history, Australian literature and writers, Influences, Poetic techniques, Social change.
Cite as: McCooey, David. ‘An Interview with Vivian Smith.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 17, no. 2, 1995. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.c56e705118.
Vivian Smith's poetry occupies an ambiguous position in Australian literature: it is highly regarded, but intermittently discussed. Perhaps some critics continue to find Smith's formalism anachronistic, an indication of how 'progressive' notions of poetry can in themselves be anachronistic or…